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Doctoral Candidate, Rev. Jaewoong Jung, Named 2018-2019 Styberg Preaching Institute Teaching Fellow

June 18, 2018
Rev. Jaewoong Jung

The Styberg Preaching Institute at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the selection of PhD candidate, Rev. Jaewoong Jung, as the 2018-2019 Styberg Teaching Fellow. Sponsored by the Lilly Endowment Inc., this fellowship is awarded to a promising doctoral or post-doctorate candidate with a focus in homiletics or a cognate field. Jung will officially begin on July 1, 2018.

As a teaching fellow, Jung will gain hands-on classroom experience through participation in teaching both introductory and advanced preaching courses under the supervision of and in collaboration with the homiletics faculty at Garrett-Evangelical and will have the opportunity to develop skills in course planning, and syllabus design as well as in providing instruction in a multicultural context. “It is an unexpected grace for me to have this great opportunity to gain valuable classroom experience under the direction of Rev. Dr. Gennifer Brooks. I look forward to growing as a teacher and scholar of preaching through this precious experience,” said Jung.

A PhD candidate in liturgical studies with emphasis in homiletics at Garrett-Evangelical, Jung’s research focuses on the sacramentality of preaching, especially in the context of Korean revival preaching. Since July 2017 Jung has served as the Styberg Preaching Institute coordinator at Garrett-Evangelical. He is a member of the Korean Society of Homiletics, the Korean Society of Rhetoric, and the Academy of Homiletics. This fall, he will present two papers at the 2018 Annual Meeting of American Academy of Religion.

Jung was born in South Korea and studied at Seoul Theological University where he earned a bachelor and Master of Divinity degrees. He holds a Master of theology in New Testament studies from Yonsei University and a Master of Theology in homiletics from Candler School of Theology, Emory University. An ordained pastor in full connection with Korean Evangelical Holiness Church, Jung served as a military chaplain in the Republic of Korea Army for seven years, and at a local church in Seoul, South Korea, as well as Korean-American churches in the United States.

Rev. Dr. Gennifer B. Brooks, the Ernest and Bernice Styberg professor of preaching and director of the Styberg Preaching Institute at Garrett-Evangelical, says of Jung: “Jaewoong is the type of student that gladdens a professor’s heart. He is committed to developing his scholarship and diligent in producing work at the highest level. He has already shown this through his assignments as a Teaching Assistant and I look forward to participating in his development as a teacher of homiletics.”

The Styberg Teaching Fellow is one component of the Styberg Preaching Institute's latest initiative, A Partnership in Effective Proclamation, which has been funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc. This initiative also includes peer learning groups for active pastors under the direction of trained facilitators and preaching support for seminarians and new pastors. To learn more about this initiative, visit

Founded in 2005, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Gennifer Brooks, the director, the Styberg Preaching Institute has established an intentional and persistent agenda of addressing the need for relevant, effective preaching in the church. Its motto, The Seminary and the Church: Partners in Proclamation, speaks to the mandate of the Seminary to equip pastors for transformative ministry and recognizes preaching as a critical aspect of that mission.